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  • What's behind Wall Street's roller-coaster ride?

    WASHINGTON Financial volatility returned with a vengeance Wednesday as U.S. stock prices plunged precipitously before recovering somewhat in a late rally. Absent most of the year, market anxiety returned across the financial spectrum and virtually no...
  • Futures signal traders now see Fed rate hike in 2016

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Short-term U.S. interest rates futures jumped on Wednesday as disappointing data on domestic retail sales and producer prices stoked bets that the Federal Reserve might not raise rates until early 2016. As of midday Wednesday, the...
  • Peter Morici: Don't get panicky now; stocks still good investment

    Peter Morici: Don't get panicky now;  stocks still good investment
    Wall Street may be in a panic, but ordinary investors should not sell their stocks. A recession in Europe, slower growth in China, falling oil prices, and prospects the Federal Reserve will raise short-term interest rates in 2015 are keeping money...
  • Futures signal traders pare bets on Fed rate hike in 2015

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most U.S. federal funds futures for second-half 2015 delivery hit contract highs early Tuesday as traders pared their bets that the Federal Reserve would raise short-term interest rates next year due to concerns about a flagging...
  • Groups urge U.S. to reject CIT takeover of OneWest Bank

    Groups urge U.S. to reject CIT takeover of OneWest Bank
    Two major community advocacy groups called on federal regulators to reject CIT Group Inc.'s proposed $3.4-billion takeover of Pasadena's OneWest Bank, contending that the bankers are catering to the rich and neglecting lower-income California borrowers....
  • Futures suggest traders see U.S. Fed hiking rates in fourth-quarter 2015

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Short-term U.S. interest rates futures were mostly higher early Thursday as traders now see the Federal Reserve will more likely raise policy rates in the fourth quarter in 2015 following a perceived dovish set of minutes on its...
  • Three Fed banks pushed again for discount rate hike: minutes

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three regional Federal Reserve banks in September pressed again for an increase in the Fed's emergency lending rate ahead of last month's Fed policy meeting, according to minutes released on Tuesday. Directors of the Dallas, Kansas...
  • Exclusive: Sustained inflation drop would prompt later Fed rate rise- Williams

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve would consider delaying an interest rate hike if inflation started to sustainably drop away from the U.S. central bank's 2 percent goal, San Francisco Fed President John Williams said in an interview on Tuesday....
  • Euro's demise exaggerated, old lessons show

    LONDON (Reuters) - Currency watchers have decreed that the euro will fall sharply against the dollar as Europe and the United States' monetary policies diverge, but history suggests the euro's drop may not be quite so smooth or rapid. Frankfurt has...
  • Fed official warns against raising interest rates 'prematurely'

    Fed official warns against raising interest rates 'prematurely'
    Even though a global slowdown threatens the U.S. recovery, the biggest risk facing the nation's economy would be decision by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates too soon, according to a top central bank policymaker. The Fed should be patient...
  • Return of volatility brings currency funds a welcome windfall

    LONDON (Reuters) - Big price swings in the foreign exchange market are back and currency funds are reaping the benefit after years of poor returns as central bank cash suppressed the volatility on which they depend. Laith Khalaf, a strategist at...